Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset

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Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
Looking for a solid upgrade? The Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset is probably the most versatile set of hoops you'll lay eyes on. Weighing in at a lean and mean 1570 grams for the pair, these alloy road wheels feature a 27mm deep rim, so they're nice and light but still slice through the wind for that all-important aerodynamic advantage. The CNC-machined brake track provides excellent all-weather performance while the hubs spin on Japanese-made EZO cartridge bearings so they get up to speed quickly and roll smoothly. For the ultimate in compatibility this wheelset is 11-speed Shimano/SRAM ready, with an included 8/9/10-speed spacer for older cassettes so the odds are it will seamlessly work with your current drivetrain. Last but not least, there's no robot construction here as these wheels are lovingly built by hand for perfect tension and true.
  • 27mm deep rims are made of extra stiff, lightweight 6066 aluminum alloy
  • CNC-machined brake wall provides responsive, precise braking performance
  • Triple butted aero spokes help the wheel in the aero department, and make a tougher build so they won't go out of true
  • Japanese-made EZO cartridge bearings spin fast and roll smooth
  • Hand built to ensure perfect tension and true
  • Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible (w/ spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
  • 1570g (pair)
Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
  • WEIGHT Front 676g/Rear 894g = Pair 1570g
  • TIRE SIZE 700C
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • HUB Vuelta hubs with EZO bearings
  • SPACING 100mm front; 130mm rear
  • SPOKES Triple-butted aero 2.2mm stainless steel
  • SPOKE COUNT 20 front; 24 rear
  • LACING PATTERN Front: radial; Rear: 2-cross
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • RIM HEIGHT 27mm
  • COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 11-speed (includes spacer to 8/9/10-speed compatibility)
  • RIM WIDTH Not specified
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Quick release skewers, rim strips
  • Rating 4.5

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Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Durable (12)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (19)
  • Commuting/city (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (16), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (16), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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2.0

Nice Wheels Except The Rear Hub Strippin

By Matt the Racer

from Wichita Falls TX.

About Me Competitive Cyclist

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Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City

Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

I ride competitively and have put around 1000 miles on these wheels since purchasing in early January 2015. I noticed a noise coming from the hub and pulled the cassette off to discover the bottom 5 gears had nearly stripped the hub cogs. I have contacted Vuelta and was told I should have checked the hub after each ride. I don't know anybody who has ever done that or what that would help. The wheels overall have been true and are holding true well.
If you are a very strong rider I would look at a different rear wheel or hub. I weight around 174lbs.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

On My Second Set

By Recycle

from Kansas City MO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • true

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Endurance Riding
    • Road Biking
    • Training

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

    Just got my second set of 'Lites for my new endurance bike based on my excellent experience with the first pair I got for my old bike passed down to my son. First pair was dead on true out of the box and still the same after 8-10k miles. I NEVER had to touch them. Reasonably light yet durable - I really don't know why you'd go somewhere else for a set of alloy rim wheels for the kind of cycling virtually all of us non-pros do. Many say these are good wheels "for the price" and they are a great value but I simply say they are good wheels period.

    The second set arrived dead on true out of the box just like the first set. Weight on my digital scale is 1579 grams w/o the skewers - close enough to as claimed. Add 120 grams for both skewers. The new graphics are very understated especially in comparison to my first set which have bold red and white. I assume the new graphics are intended not to clash with any bike color scheme which is important for a replacement wheel set - the old graphics wouldn't work well at all for my new bike - but this may underwhelm some.

    Considered the SLR's - they're about 100 grams lighter - but like the deeper, stronger although heavier 'Lites rims with fewer spokes and my past experience with them sold me on a second set. Yes I know there's no real aero advantage but they just look better.

    Last comment - I weigh in the 150-160lb range so I don't know if they would hold up as well as for Clydesdales.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent wheels

    By CindyCyclist

    from San Jose

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Training and Racing

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

    I purchased these wheels for events and these are the first Vuelta's that I have put on my road bike. I expectations were high after purchase two sets for my mountain bike. (one set for asphalt and one set for the dirt) Those wheels I have been using for several years now and they are rock solid and never get out of true. The road set has also exceeded expectations. I would definitely recommend these wheels. A true bargain.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Outstanding Wheel and Great Value

    By Mo

    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Great Acceleration
    • Lightweight
    • Spin Forever

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

      Love these wheels. I bought a pair over a year ago - this is my second pair. They are fast. I was using a borrowed pair of Specialized Roval Rapide wheels until I received my new set of Corsa Lites. The Roval wheels are much more expensive and a very nice wheel, and I still noticed a little pick up in speed and acceleration with these Corsa Lites. They will not disappoint you. They roll forever, too, which is what I first noticed when I bought my first set. I liked the old decals and colorful look, but these new ones are actually much sharper looking than they appear on the web site - more decorative and not just black.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      nice wheels for the price

      By hazben

      from little rock, ar

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

          I tried these after my Corsa SLRs would not stay true due to my weight (230lbs). These are holding up much better than the SLRs even though they are a lower spoke count. If you are a lighter rider <180lbs and on good roads I would consider paying the little bit extra for the SLR since they are extremely nice wheels. These wheels are still a great value but they don't spin up as nice as the SLRs.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great Wheels

          By TED

          from Winter Park Fl

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

            Wheels are used for century rides and weekly training rides.
            The Wheels are light. My only concern is durable.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great Wheel for the Cost

            By Matt the Racer

            from Wichita Falls TX.

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

              I have ridden these wheels about 500 miles and they are great. Best set of wheels for the money I could find. They are super lightweight at 1570g.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Better than Ksyrium Equippes

              By Ed

              from Guaynabo, PR

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Remain True

              Cons

              • Don't Look Very Durable

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Racing
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

              This is my first time writing a review. I'm doing this in order to help anyone in a similar situation.

              I've been riding bikes for a while, pretty much done every upgrade available, except for wheels. I hadn't upgraded the wheels largely due to the price, plus I didn't think they would make a big difference on my bike. Wow, was I wrong.

              After a lot of reading on different wheels, material and brands this wheels were always mentioned. So, I decided to purchase them from Nashbar. After I purchased them, I was offered a very good deal on my LBS for a set of Mavic Ksyrium equippe so, I also bought them. I have several bikes so I decided it would be a great opportunity to compare them with my new Vueltas.

              Before installing them, just by picking them up you can immediately notice that the Vueltas are a lot lighter. I can't stress this enough, the Vueltas are lighter than a $500 set of Ksyriums. So, I installed both and decided to spin the wheels having the 2 bikes side by side, both on bike stands. The Vueltas spun for A LOT longer than the Ksyriums.

              At last, it was time for a ride. First the Vueltas, I immediately felt a difference on my bike, acceleration was improved, and climbing was way easier. I was very impressed. Then, the Ksyriums, they felt just the same as the stock wheels my bike came with, Shimano WH-500. I was shocked. After 2 rides later, which I covered probably 40 miles on each ride, the Ksyriums needed to be trued. The Vueltas on the other hand, were running good as new.

              To finish, based on my personal experience, the Vuelta Corsa Lite performed better than a set of Mavic Ksyrium Equippes and probably Elites too. They are light at 1570g and remain true. If you care about performance, I can't recommend this wheels enough. From now on, this are the wheels I'm buying for my bikes, can't wait to try the Vueltas SLR.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best value and performance for the money

              By Jeff

              from Virginia

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

                This is my second set of these wheels. 18000 miles and a couple of podiums later it was time for a new set. You cannot get performance like this for the money and for thousands less than others, there is money left over for other bike parts. Great set of wheels!

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Takes a Licking and keeps on rolling

                By OCLVroadrider

                from Kingsport TN

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

                  I just bought my second set. The first set were great for a year and a half (7000+ miles?) until disaster struck and something went all the way through a tire, tube, rim strip and into the rim. a little work and a boot over the hole in the rim (and an new tire and tube) and I was rolling again with no obvious problem. They may be just fine, but not wanting to tempt fate with a compromised rim, decided to replace them. I couldn't find any better deal out there, so picked up the new version on sale. Sadly, not as flashy a paint job as the previous years, but I bought them to ride, not look at.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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